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Old 07-22-2003, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default whats the max length for a printer cable?

google was no help
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Old 07-22-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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Default RE:whats the max length for a printer cable?

I think for 1284 it is 25'.
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Old 07-22-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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Default RE: whats the max length for a printer cable?

nahhh...we ran a special order 50' cable in office building one time...had no problems...
but really better to setup a print server and just use the network...
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Old 07-24-2003, 04:29 PM   #4
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Default RE:whats the max length for a printer cable?

Conventional wisdom says 15' for a parallel cable and the same for USB. If you use a quality brand cable 25' parallel or USB should be OK, and I have seen 50' pre-made parallel cables. The real problem is signal voltage drop over long runs.
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